Snow expected Tuesday in central Indiana

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A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1:00 am to 7:00 pm Tuesday. This includes the following counties:


Accumulating snow is expected to develop during the pre dawn hours on Tuesday. Up to two inches of snow may accumulate by sunrise Tuesday. Significant accumulating snow is expected during the day Tuesday with snowfall tapering off by Tuesday evening. Storm totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected by Tuesday evening.

Accumulating snows are possible over the upcoming weekend.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation will put more than 90 yellow plow trucks on state and interstate highways within the Indianapolis metropolitan area overnight.

The Indianapolis Sub district plans to mobilize 65 trucks at 2 a.m. Other trucks in the metropolitan area will be dispatched prior to rush hour traffic from INDOT units at Plainfield, Westfield, Fortville, Greenfield and Shelbyville. Drivers will rotate on 12-hour shifts until the snow event is over.

Learn about changing road conditions by phone or computer by calling 800-261-ROAD (7623) or click here.

Meantime, city schools have been closed in South Bend as crews continue digging out from a lake-effect storm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow in the area.

The National Weather Service recorded 36.7 inches of snow falling at the South Bend airport from Thursday through Sunday morning. That prompted South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke to declare the city's first snow emergency in more than a decade.

City officials say crews had all main streets cleared on Sunday and were working Monday on residential areas. South Bend schools Superintendent James Kapsa says the district was closed Monday for the safety of its 21,000 students.

The weather service says the worst snowfall was concentrated near South Bend, with less than a foot falling in neighboring counties.